TDoR 2019 / 2019 / February / 24 / Isa


Age 49

24 Feb 2019
Castellón de la Plana, Valencia (Spain)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/24-Feb-2019/Name Unknown/Castellón de la Plana


Isa was found dead in an orange grove near the hermitage of Sant Jaume de Fadrell on the outskirts of Castellón de la Plana.

She died as a result of a blow to the head and was 35-40 years old. Two people were arrested, and their trial began in December 2020.

The two accused of strangling a trans person (with a male legal identity) on February 24, 2019 in Castellón will sit this coming Friday, December 11, on the bench of the First Section of the Provincial Court of Castellón. A jury will be in charge of judging a man and a woman who are in provisional prison, communicated and without bail for these events since last March 3, after the body of the victim was found on March 1, 2019 on the Camino Caminàs of Castellón.

As highlighted in the brief made public by the Prosecutor's Office , the accused are responsible for a crime of murder, as well as another crime of robbery with violence. According to this qualification, for the male accused the prosecutor is seeking a sentence of penalty of 25 years in prison for the crime of murder and another five more for the crime of theft typified in article 242.1 of the Penal Code. The representative of the Public Ministry requests a sentence for the accused of 20 years for the murder and 4 more years for the crime of robbery with violence.

Her killers were known to the victim.

“The defendant and victim coexisted and even contracted life insurance for the amount of 25,000 euros in favor of his spouse, until the defendant was released and the victim learned that he had a romantic relationship with the defendant, with no criminal record computable”, reads the prosecutor's letter, who also specifies that the defendant, after returning with the victim, broke up with her and resumed his relationship with the defendant, which he took every day to a place in the capital of La Plana where she practiced prostitution.

Focusing on the events that ended the life of the victim, who was 49 years old, the prosecutor reports that “knowing the existence of life insurance, the defendants acting by prior and common agreement resolved to end the life of the victim and After picking him up at the municipal shelter with the car, they arrived at the parking lot of a building where the defendant stopped the vehicle and the defendant, suddenly and unexpectedly, took the cable from an iron and placed it around the neck of the victim, beginning to squeeze it hard. Meanwhile, according to the prosecutor, the defendant started the car to avoid being discovered and the victim asked for help and continued driving until the victim stopped moving, stopping the vehicle in an orange grove in the Caminàs road area of Castellón.

In March 2021 the defendants were convicted.

The jury which has since last Monday deliberated over the murder of a trans woman in Castelló in 2019, has unanimously declared guilty the man and woman accused of the crime. The defendants were a couple when the events occurred and the man had also had a stormy relationship with the victim, Isa.

Report added: 4 Mar 2019. Last updated: 24 Apr 2021

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